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PostFri Apr 12, 2019 10:43 am 
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I am a 45-year-old father with a full-time job but try get out into the mountains once every couple of months.  Every time I do so, I have to search the internet for a partner.  Most of the time I end up with a  partner who is single, no kids, young, extremely fit and has a much higher risk-tolerance than me.  Then I never see the person again as I may not be free to climb for several more months while they are ready to conquer a new climb the next day.

I am looking to put together an informal group of Alpine Dads; fairly fit alpine climbers who understand balancing work life, families and climbing.  If you are in the same boat I am, always looking for a partner for the one day a month you have free to get out, then shoot me a PM.  The idea is to have a group of alpine dads where we can reach out to each other to see who is available for the day you have free to climb, and climb together for years to come instead of just a single outing.  As the kids grow (mine are 6 and 8), get them more and more involved and start taking them up bigger peaks.

Couple of things I would like to do this year:  Ski ascent/descent of Whitehorse mountain in the next month, a 2-day light and fast ascent of Glacier Peak in August, and hopefully more if I can convince my wife the need to get away.  Other weekend outings will be comprised of backpacking trip with the family, and family cragging days at Index or Exit 32/28.  Look forward to hearing from you.
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PostSat Apr 13, 2019 8:10 am 
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I  wish I'd thought to post, what you posted 20 yrs ago.
My daughter loved to go out and hike/wildcamp/climb. But there was
no one in here age group that did that.
So big daddy award to you.
I hope it works out.




Live everyday like you will die to-marrow.For some day that will be true.
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PostSun Apr 14, 2019 7:18 pm 
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Dads only? What about Alpine Moms?
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PostMon Apr 15, 2019 6:23 am 
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jdk610 wrote:
Dads only? What about Alpine Moms?

I think my wife would be a little upset if I start going off into the mountains for days with another woman, especially if bivy-spooning is required.  And heaven-forbid if our underwear gets mixed up and ends up in the wrong packs.  Not sure if I could explain myself out of that predicament.  However, my wife is always looking for female partners, so if your family is an outdoorsy climbing family...give me a shout.
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PostMon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 am 
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Awesome! Would love to connect with your wife, especially if Glacier Peak is on her list too.
My husband and I have an 8-yr old daughter, so maybe family outings could also work.
Sending you a PM.
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PostMon Apr 15, 2019 7:20 am 
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We've got an 8 year old as well who I'm hoping to drag out to the mountains as much as possible this summer, preferably with some companions!  But until school's out I'm limited mostly to weekday hiking, which makes it hard to find a partner.
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PostWed Apr 17, 2019 10:34 am 
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PM sent
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